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Feb 19, 2013 5:00am PST
buildings. >> pittsburg will add their name to a growing list of cities planning to ban medical marijuana dispensaries. the city council is expected to finalize an ordinance to do that. pittsburg's ban takes effect in 30 days. the "contra costa times" report city officials are concerns about secondary affects is as criminal activity. >> the hayward city council will consider an emergency ordinance aimed at shutting down so-called sweepstakes cafes, city leaders say they provide computer terminals offering sweepstake scams a form of illegal gambling , three opening in the last year. the emergency ordinance is temporary to give the city time to come up with a law banning the businesses. >> this morning an assistant chief with the highway patrol helped his son skip town to escape a rape charge. the investigators say the 20-year-old fled the united states in december three days before a jury in fresno found him guilty in a july 2011 assault. the police captured him in mexico. his father is accused of misleading investigators with a bogus missing person's report. investigators say he planted b
ABC
Feb 28, 2013 5:00am PST
news. >> oakland mayor is focused on adding 200 new police officers to help the city combat crime. last night the mayor made the state at the city address and say they are targeting the most violent people in the city, more civilians will take police reports so officers can spend more time fighting crime and she says the newest most diverse police academy is ready and if training. >> it means for 200 more officers, $73 million for the budget. what does that noon? >> it will take something big, probably a tax measure, that is the kind of thing we need to talk about. >> she did not talk about how much taxpayers' money or how much taxpayers will have to shell out for more police officers. public safety is 50 percent of the city's budget and the mayor says residents are going to have to make some tough decisions. >> inspectors will be out assessing damage to a san francisco neighborhood caused by massive water main break. you first saw it here yesterday on abc7 news with massive water and mud swallowing cars and homes. workers will repair 15th avenue where the flooding caused a sinkhole rig
ABC
Feb 7, 2013 11:00am PST
news let fore a program honoring officers who also served in the military. oakland city council agreed to hire bratton as a consultant for the police department. >> in san diego, a navy official confirms that naval base is on lockdown. two sources tell us they do not believe this is connected to the christopher dorner case. we will monitor the situation as it develops. and now, the mayor of san antonio is joining forces to combat drug violence meeting with law enforcement officials and state senators who will announce a proposal for new gun control laws in california, including legislation to close loopholes in current firearm regulations. >> vallejo police are looking for two gunman who shot three people in a home invasion this morning. it happened at scene where amy is with an update on the victims and the search for the armed men. >> the motive is the question. police say nothing inside this home indicates why this home was chosen, they say maybe it is the location. it is on the corner so one fewer neighbor to worry about. across the street, a busy street, an escape route. they hop
ABC
Feb 18, 2013 5:00am PST
involving a bus and a pedestrian. a 72-year-old died after being struck on saturday afternoon in daly city in the crosswalk when the back end of the bus hit her. the driver has taken standard alcohol tests and drug tests and is on leave during the investigation. >> in mill valley a search is underway for two man who shot at a security guard after stealing beer from a grocery store yesterday morning at 3:00 a.m. the thieves fired four or five shots at the guard and got away in a gold minivan with license plate on your screen, 4dwzy. >> two san francisco police officers are recovering from injuries they suffered trying to break up a number of fights in north beach. it happened yesterday morning on broadway suffering minor injuries and treated at a local hospital. two people have been arrested for assaulting the officers. >> a group of nudists face charges after revealing protests in the castro district and a few dozen protested the law at castro and market yesterday and targeted supervisor the scott who wrote the antinudity law and represents the castro of city hall. ed nudist feels this vio
ABC
Feb 5, 2013 5:00am PST
:00 this morning, and a look at the san mateo bridge commute, it is 15 minutes from hayward to foster city and things moving nicely to foster city. >> if you have to fill up the gas tank, you will not like what you see, and i agree with that. >> the super bowl bet the san francisco police chief is reasonable wishing he did not make. can you say "squirrel dance." >> my guests the one and only charlie sheen. that is right, hollywood's ultimate bad boy is back on track and candid storyies to share about his personal journeys since leaving "2 1/2 men" and he plays a back stage ♪ [ female announcer ] at yoplait, we want you to feel even better about your favorite flavors. so when you call, tweet, and post, we listen. that's why yoplait light and yoplait original are now made with no high fructose corn syrup. and why we use only natural colors and natural flavors in yoplait original. so, anything else we can do for you, let us know. but you'll keep it to yogurt, right? 'cause we shouldn't really help with your love life. yoplait. it is so good! >> welcome back, our neighbor to the north, canad
ABC
Feb 6, 2013 5:00am PST
of medical marijuana. contra costa times reports that the city attorney will ask the commission to recommend the ban to the city council. if approved it will limit marijuana growing to the inside of homes. residents who legally operate as backyard grow operation 8 challenge the resolution if approved by the city council. concord has a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries. >> san francisco mayor will announce the decision today of his choice to fill the city assessor's post that has been vacation -- vacated. it is urge clear who the mayor will name for the board of supervisors. he could face pressure to name another asian or woman on the board. >> s vietnam has -- silicon valley has bounced out of the recession adding thousands of jobs with incomes rising 2.2 percent but the report says that the rebound hasn't been a cure all for everyone. income for african-americans fell 18 percent last year while hispanic incomes dropped 5 percent. the region experiences a 3.5 percent growth rate compared to 1.7 percent growth rate statewide. >> we are all dropping this morning, and you know what i am tal
ABC
Feb 26, 2013 5:00am PST
. >> if you have information call the police. >> the belmont city council meets to consider requiring property owners preparing to sell to inspect their lateral sewer pipes and repair and replace them if necessary. the move could cost homeowners up to $25,000 in sewer and street repairs that the city should pay if. if it isn't done it can stop home sellers from closing escrow and can affect neighboring homeowners if they we have in intention to sell. the proposal is seen as part of a larger strategy to upgrade the treatment and disposal and control of wastewater. >> if you are ready to head out you want a check of the weather forecast and i know you have been looking for rain and not able to find any. >> not here, it is all east of the rockies the form of winter storms that are bombarding the midwest and south and now the mid-atlantic. we talked how it would be cooler than yesterday morning, but where there is a breeze in san jose and santa rosa it is warmer and half moon bay is seven degrees cooler and san francisco at two and oakland at four and concord, live more, and fremont at one degree
ABC
Feb 20, 2013 4:30am PST
with a unanimous vote in favor of an emergency 45-day moratorium on any new cafes in the city that sell internet time and offer access to games with cash prizes. right now the city has two of the cafes and the moratorium blocks any new cafes until officials can consider revising the zoning regulations. hayward issued an order to close the clubs. >> in petaluma a high school student was hospitalized with meningitis. officials say the 17-year-old went into the hospital over the weekend with a highly contagious disease. the petaluma high school student is in serious condition but is improving. according to the press democrat the school sent a warning to parents yesterday and family and friend whose have come in contact with the boy are now taking antibiotics. if untreated meningitis can be deadly 50 percent of the time. >> president obama made the first overtures to republicans on immigration reform with phone calls to three key senators. the president called john mccain, graham and rubio, after rubio called a leaked white house immigration plan half baked and seriously flawed. rubio took the presi
ABC
Feb 1, 2013 7:00am PST
with news out of the city. former new york city mayor ed koch has died. he was the face of the city in the '80s. known worldwide for a feisty style and for helping to rescue new york from near financial ruin. he died this morning. he was 88 years old. >>> we turn now to the price of gas, about to set a record for this time of the year. numbers out this morning have shown that prices have risen 13 cents in the last two weeks. the national average, $3.46 per gallon. you can blame a slowdown at refineries and the rising cost of crude oil. >>> and we're getting our first major read how the economy is faring thus far. 157,000 jobs were created. fewer than the economists had expected. the unemployment ticked up slightly. raising from 7.8% to 7.9%. >>> and a $30,000 reward is now being offered following the brazen murder of an assistant district attorney near dallas. mark hasse was ambushed by a masked gunman, shot five times while walking into court. investigators believe he may have been targeted for investigating the aryan brotherhood. >>> we have a developing story south of the border.
ABC
Feb 26, 2013 6:00am PST
you, happening now, we are an hour away from the start of the memorial service in new york city to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1993 world traits center bombing, six people along with an unborn child died on february 26, 1993, when a truck bomb exploded below what was the north tower of the world trade center, 1,000 others were injured. today, at 7:30 our time, a catholic mass will be celebrated if lower manhattan, in memory of the victims. altogether, six men were later convicts for carrying out that bombing. the medical world is republicanning former surgeon general c everett koop who died in new hampshire at 96 years old, he served during the reagan and first bush administration. he is best flown for speaking frankly about aids and the dangers of smoking. the cause of death is not released. we are learning about yahoo's decision to pull the plug on telecommuting. c.e.o. said shockwaves with a strongly worked memo to employees saying starting in june, employees must physically report to the sunnyvale headquarters for work. now all things -- the parking lot at yahoo headqua
ABC
Feb 5, 2013 4:30am PST
the dispensaries. the special session is underway at 11:00. >> the san jose city country will consider taking an official stand on marriage equality today. next month. supreme court reviews two cases that says the california ban on same-sex marriage and the defense of marriage act which denyies federal benefits to bay and lesbian married couples. the want to strike down both laws. the kid line for san jose to join the san francisco brief is valentine day. >> look at this police sketch of a man police are looking for who forced his way into the home of a 74-year-old woman and her daughter open friday. the man punched the older woman in the face. the mother and daughter escaped but the man and a second suspect chased them. they attacked the older woman a second time before running off. >> the san francisco 49ers hold a final team meeting at their headquarters this morning and clean out their lockers. a disappointed team returned home after the heartbreaking loss in super bowl xlvii. kaepernick averaged the crowd of 100 people who turned out to growth the team at the airport. hundreds of others
ABC
Feb 15, 2013 11:00am PST
the girl but will start a petition to ask the city to do something to make drivers slow down here on hillcrest avenue. police are still investigating. we are live in antioch today for abc7 news. >> neighbors who witnessed the tell accident are returning to the accident scene. a concord teen hit by a car is doing better in a hospital this morning. the mother says that her son opened his eyes for the first time. doctors are reducing joey's medication but he is in a medically induced coma. a car hit him in a crosswalk on grant street. concord police say it does not appear the driver was speeding or drinking. his mother says it is a dangerous enter section and she would like to see a traffic signal or stop sign there. >> a man is facing charges in connection with a series of home burglaries. we have new video of the arrest. the police took the 25-year-old into today yesterday after serving a search warrant at a house. investigators say they found stolen property. neighbors say they have been targeted since december. >> we were burglarize add month ago at 1:30 a.m. in the morning. he g
ABC
Feb 19, 2013 11:00am PST
company's new plant. the partnership is between the giants and the city of san francisco. here is what it will look like, a production facility with a big brew pub restaurant and museum inside the 212,000 square foot building. anchor is the first tenant for the $1.6 billion mission rock re-development project along the waterfront which could bring 7,000 new jobs when it is all done. the hope is that anchor facilities could be a world-class tourist destination. >> we know there are a lot of businesses that would like to see the brewery but we are not geared up. so we wanted to make it a coast nation in san francisco. a must-see attraction for locals. >> whether it is clothing or food, everyone is asking, what do you have made in san francisco because we want it in china, in india, in japan, in europe, because it means quality. >> anchor has been brewing beer in san francisco since 1896 and it will be the second facility in the city and could quadruple the output from 120,000 to 600,000 barrels of beer. the project could be done by 20 16. >> still ahead, tough talk from the president on
ABC
Feb 12, 2013 5:00am PST
francisco in the fight against proposition eight the same-sex marriage ban. today the san jose city council is going to vote whether to sign san francisco's supreme court brief challenging the constitutionality of prop 8 that would save san jose the since of drawing up its own drive. the supreme court will review prop 8 and the defense of marriage act that denies federal benefits to gay and lesbian married couples. >> president obama delivers the state of the union address to a joint session of congress and a national prime time audience. look for the president to refocus on the issues most crucial to americans, jobs and the economy. now live to washington, dc, with the details. >> good morning, we should expect president obama will be much more specific than he was during the inaugural address. the white house says the big focus is on the middle class and the economy. >> president obama's state of the union speech will focus primarily on jobs and the economy and will be different in substance and tone than his inaugural address last month. >> the economy will be central to this speech and
ABC
Feb 15, 2013 6:00am PST
donations and the marin board of supervisors and city council. if you receive add voucher you can redeem it for cash from 11 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. this evening. >> new this morning, foreclosure activity is plunging here in california, the monthly foreclosure report released shows for the first time since january of 2007 the golden state did not have the most properties in the country with foreclosure filings. stockton is the only california city now among the top ten in the nation for the highest foreclosure rates. from sacramento this morning, state lawmakers are considering a proposal that will ban police from using condoms as evidence against prostitutes. san francisco assembly man is drafting the bill saying it would save lives because prostitute would not have to choose between safe sex or unprotected sex out of fear of arrest. the bill does not legalize prostitution but other evidence has to be used. >> a $20 million anonymous donation, a sudden windfall for a bay area school and planning under way for what to do. >> no bed, no food, no water. how does that sound? >> sounds like jai
ABC
Feb 8, 2013 7:00am PST
york city, all the way through hartford in connecticut, to boston, massachusetts, up to portland, maine. this entire area is going to get the driving, blinding snow, the kind of snow that shuts down cities. this is kind of a big hit for this area. it really comes together with two storms. one storm that's already delivered a hit of snow. north of the chicagoland area, about ten inches of snow. you didn't have to get too far to get that snow there. and in central detroit. not detroit, but central michigan. they picked up about ten inches of snow. that's got the cold air. as that system drives up to the north, they really do get together and phase right about 2:00, 3:00 in the morning, that system will pull itself together to become one, big snowmaker off the coast of new york and connecticut and massachusetts and boston, to make that big, big storm happen. who gets what? if you're south of the center of this storm you get rain. that's the d.c. area. right along the coastal areas, where you see this flashing red, we have a hurricane-force wind warning out there. the coastal flooding in ar
ABC
Feb 13, 2013 5:00am PST
1932 and it was about 5' underground. >> supervisor is worried that the city could be on the look for presidents in expenses from the cup race and is calling for hearings on the expenses. the america's cup organizing company which is raising the money is not living up to their pledge and he says he doesn't want the city to end up "subsidizing this event for the wealthiest people in the world." >> i don't know if it is sailing weather but it is pretty nice. >> the winds will not be so aggressive as they were yesterday. now, high pressure is re-establishing itself without the clouds we had yesterday morning. it is still hazy. looking to the south along the east bay freeway. live doppler 7 hd shows clouds over the ocean. that is where they will stay. they will try to make a late push across san francisco and over to oakland and the next hour. it is the fog that is the big issue in the north bay. where temperatures are nearing freezing in santa rosa, black ice could be an issue the next hour as we are still not at our coldest temperatures of the original and will drop a couple of degr
ABC
Feb 12, 2013 7:00am PST
on february 28th, at exactly 8:00 p.m. this is a former monastery inside vatican city. for months, construction crews have been rehabbing this building. during that entire time, only a few top vatican officials actually knew this would ultimately become the pope's retirement home. george, back to you. >> almost everyone in the dark. >>> okay, let's get more on this now from vatican media adviser greg burke, who is in rome this morning. thanks for joining us, greg. let's begin with more on the pope's health. we learned about the operation on his pacemaker a few months back. the resignation has been in the works for some time. what else can you tell us about the pope's health right now? >> the pope's health right now is what you see. and we'll see him again tomorrow. an 85-year-old who is almost 86, who is starting to slow. essentially, he does have that heart condition. and that wasn't the reason, obviously, for the resignation, however. people have pacemaker batteries replaced all the time. that does happen. but essentially, it's of age. his mind is obviously clear. we saw him tal
ABC
Feb 19, 2013 7:00am PST
, this ancient city almost looks normal. but it's not. all night long we heard artillery fire. government forces firing on the suburbs. the economy here is devastated. and these shops are empty. there's no tourism. international sanctions are strangling businesses. and there is no end to this war in sight. josh? >> terry, thank you. and he'll be taking an inside look at the battle for damascus and what it means for u.s. national security tonight on "world news" and "nightline." >>> meanwhile, back here at home, new details about a potential motive in the newtown, connecticut, school shooting. gunman adam lanza may have, in fact, been competing with another serial killer. "the hartford courant" newspaper reports authorities found news articleses in lan za's bedroom, about the killing spree in norway, carried out by anders brevik, who bombed buildings at a youth camp, killing 77 people. the investigation is still ongoing. any theory now is purely speculative. >>> and new information on what left the carnival cruise ship stranded in the gulf of mexico last week. forcing 4200 passengers and crew to
ABC
Feb 7, 2013 7:00am PST
totals. looking at six to eight inches in new york city. 12 to 24 in boston. when you get into maine, blizzard warnings in four states. we're getting reports of the heavier snow moving out of michigan. so we know this thing is getting started. if you want to time it out in your area, it's probably really a friday event for most locations. southern areas mixing with rain. northern areas all snow. stay up with your local abc stations for all the information on this big snow system. >> mildest cities, that list was brought to you by target. the heavier rain that moves through south georgia is really necessary. they're still in serious drought conditions in georgia. >> sam, thank you. >>> coming up, pour another cup of coffee. special announcement just minutes away. you see robin getting ready for her big return right there. her doctors say she is ready right now. when is she back on "gma"? she made lara happy. we'll tell you just ahead. >>> plus, a bombshell day in court in that breakup murder trial. jodi arias' shocking testimony on the stand. how she says her ex-boyfriend really treat
ABC
Feb 18, 2013 7:00am PST
covering of snow. for that outer banks area. and all the way up, kind of skipped the new york city area but really pounded from boston to hyannisport pretty heavily. a good hit of snow. this storm, in some way was almost as powerful as the blizzardmaker. boston comes in with five inches of snow. up to 10 inches of snow in some locations there. the cold air dragging in behind. 12 below in saranac lake. new york city n the single digits this morning. the wind chills are brutally cold this morning. one more snowmaker we'll watch develop. north dakota on into minnesota. with the blizzard warning conditions this morning. but it's february, and every bit of it. josh? >> thank you, sam. paula faris, now, here with the top stories. >>> everyone is wondering what in the world is going on at the pump these days. we begin with something we all need that is getting a whole lot more expensive. the experts are not sure why. of course, we're talking gasoline. a new report finds that gasoline prices have skyrocketed by 42 cents a gallon in just the last month, much of that increase in the last few days
ABC
Feb 25, 2013 7:00am PST
denver to kansas city today. i was a little bit delayed. it was a long ski. >> we'll go -- you go. >> that bond theme from last night. >> you know who wants to keep the bond thing going on. yeah, okay, you're bond. >> i'm bond, hi. >> no, it was -- it was great fun. thank you for that. we love you and the "gma" players. the tribute was great. we're going to have much more on the bond tribute last night. plus, an interview that we cannot wait to bring you with adele and all of the sizzling looks that we saw firsthand on the red carpet. too many to talk about right now. it was a lot of eye candy. just really fun to be out there. >> it was. >> we also have a lot of other news to get to. including the blizzard. >>> but we want to start out with the best from the oscars last night and josh. >> what a night to remember. an evening of triumphs, tears, and special returns. and an endearing tumble by best actress winner jennifer lawrence. george spoke to her and anne hathaway backstage. but first, the highlights of hollywood's biggest night. >> "argo." >> reporter: and moments later, its s
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